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PBT Extra: Is Curry the guy you’d build around out of his draft class?

Feb 28, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT

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Stephen Curry had a monster night in the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, which on this edition of PBT Extra led Kay Adams to ask me a good question: If you could build a team around anyone from the last four drafts, would Stephen Curry lead your list? (Hint, he wouldn’t even lead his own draft class, that goes to some guy with a beard).

Also, LeBron and dunks. Although that’s a pretty short conversation — he’s not doing it. Let it go, people.

  1. richfactor - Feb 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM


  2. davidly - Feb 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Kurt, you need to compile the stats on teams win-loss ratio when one player on the team takes as many or more shots than the team has assists vs. the team assists exceeding the number of shots of any one player on the team.

    Also to consider is the case when both teams have one or more players’ shots matching or besting the team assist count. And, I guess, the shooting percentage of the “offending player” might be broken down, but frankly, when you look at Curry’s result from the other night (monstrous, dare I say Jordanesque (of course truly Jordanesque would be to shoot 30pts a game at .497)), even when the player has a great percentage, it can hurt the rest of the team.

    So, anyway, as you may know, I have compiled the Lakers’ data:

    When Bryant takes as many or more shots than his team has assists:
    Win – 7 (Bobcats, Wizards, Warriors, Knicks, Nets, Blazers, Mavs)
    Loss – 20
    – when opposing team’s player does the same – 4 wins
    Kemba Walker, J.R. Smith & Carmelo Anthony, Brook Lopez, Nowitzki

    When his team has more assists than he does shot attempts:

    Has anyone done anything like this league wide?

  3. biasedhomer - Feb 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    That was a very strong draft class (loaded with guards):

    Starters like Griffen, Curry, Holiday, Rubio, Evans, DeRozan, Jennings, Lawson, Teague, and solid bench players like Maynor, Blair, Gibson, Thornton, Blair, and Green.

    But the best one out of the bunch would be Griffen.

    • pmpott - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Blake Griffin is the flashiest of the bunch but still has a lot of holes in his game. I still have him behind Curry, Holiday and maybe Lawson.

  4. Jeff - Feb 28, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Should have gotten a game suspension for Tuesday night. But it was funny seeing Hibbert tossing him like a rag doll.

  5. asublimeday - Feb 28, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Kyrie Irving has been very impressive, but I’d take Harden.

    • cosanostra71 - Feb 28, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      Kyrie Irving is that dude, but he was in a different draft class than Harden and Curry.

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